Software skills

education

Master of Education, Instructional Technology    May 2006
East Stroudsburg University (ESU), East Stroudsburg, PA

Master of Science, Computer Science    December 2005
East Stroudsburg University (ESU), East Stroudsburg, PA

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science    August 2000
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, GHANA (W/Africa)

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skills

  • Certified Moodle Course Creator (MCCC, July 2009)
  • Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT, Angel
  • PC/Windows XP, Vista,W7 ; Mac/OS X
  • WordPress, Joomla
  • Macromedia Flash MX, MX 2004, 8, Adobe Flash CS3, CS4
  • Macromedia Director MX 2004
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, 8, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, CS4, CS5
  • Macromedia Fireworks 8, Adobe Fireworks CS3, CS4
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, Elements 2.0
  • Adobe Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4
  • Adobe ImageReady
  • LightWave 3D Animation & Modeling
  • Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Elements 2, 3; QuickTime Pro 7
  • Audacity, Sony Sound Forge, Adobe SoundBooth CS4
  • iMovie, iDVD
  • Quark XPress 6
  • PHP, ColdFusion
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote 2007, 2010 (and Office 2003)
  • Visual Basic 5, 6, .NET, Crystal Reports
  • mySQL, SQL, ADO.NET and ODBC databases
  • HTML, DHTML, CSS
  • JavaScript, Action Script, Lingo

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills for collaborative work/team work
  • Highly self-motivated, driven and productive
  • Eager, fast learner and hard worker, ready to go above and beyond

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related professional experience

Instructional Designer (Support Specialist) February 2012 - present
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (formerly UMDNJ), NJ, USA

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: Provide support to faculty as they consider appropriate technologies to use for various class projects and assignments, or best pedagogically sound means of presenting information and learning resources to their class, to achieve target learning goals and outcomes.

MOODLE IMPLEMENTATION LEAD: Leading university-wide implementation of Moodle, UMDNJ's Learning Management System.

MOODLE SUPPORT: Supporting UMDNJ faculty in their use of Moodle

Instructional Technology Specialist January 2007 - February 2012
Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: Supported to faculty as they consider appropriate technologies to use for various class projects and assignments, or best means of presenting information and learning resources to their class.

MOODLE SUPPORT: Supported faculty and other members of Drew community in their use of Moodle, Drew's Learning Management System.

Created course shells, designed innovative uses of Moodle for academic and non-academic programs and projects, such as ePortfolios, training sites, workshops and other departmental and student group sites.

WEBSITE DESIGN TRAINING: Provided training on building web pages and web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver and other methods, as appropriate and/or convenient to the needs of the participant(s).

POSTER DESIGN AND IMAGE MANIPULATION WITH PHOTOSHOP: Trained faculty how to use Photoshop for creating posters and flyers advertising their classes for upcoming registration periods.

WORKSHOPS: ITS (Instructional Technology Services) schedules lots of workshops every month, on various topics and skills,for students, faculty and staff.
I taught some of the faculty-oriented workshops. I also held one-on-one or personal appointments if faculty could not attend a scheduled workshop.

Adjunct Professor Fall 2006
Media Communication & Technology (MCOM) Dept, ESU, East Stroudsburg, PA

Taught "Electronic Communication Technologies" - an undergraduate course which introduces students to the use of desktop media, the application of microcomputers to text editing, graphic design and layout, desktop publishing, and desktop video editing. This is a foundation course giving competencies applicable to Department of Media Communication and Technology courses.

Also taught "Digital Photography and Still Images" - a graduate class that provides students with an overview of many different methods for selection, production, manipulation, utilization, and presentation of still images for instructional applications. I provided varied techniques of locating, acquiring, and producing digital and non-digital still photographic images.

Professional Tutor Fall 2005
Learning Center (Academic Enrichment and Learning), ESU, East Stroudsburg, PA

Provided tutoring for undergraduate students that needed help with Media, Communications and Technology classes.

Graduate Assistant 09/2004 - 05/2006
Media Communication & Technology (MCOM) Dept, ESU, East Stroudsburg, PA

Designed promotional materials for Graduate School and MCOM Department at ESU using Adobe Illustrator CS.
Managed MCOM Department databases in MS Excel.

Graduate Assistant Fall 2005
Center for Enrollment Services, ESU, East Stroudsburg, PA

Update pertinent records, files and data on Center's website
Manage student files and records, electronically and manually

Graduate Assistant 08/2004 - 2005
Career Resources Center, ESU, East Stroudsburg, PA

Scheduled students and alumni for mock interviews, resume critiques and career counseling

Performed mock interviews and provided constructive criticism and feedback on interviewing techniques

Designed and produced marketing materials for the Center's services and resources using MS Publisher and MS Word

Re-vamped the Center's bulletin board with new, eye-catching graphic themes and advertisements

Started a newsletter, "The Career Informer" that informs students, faculty and staff about job search techniques, faux-pas, career choice tips and general information concerning career planning.

Computer Trainer Summer 2002
Facilities Management Dept., ESU, East Stroudsburg, PA

    • Proposed, organized and coordinated a 2-week Computer Training program in Microsoft Excel for senior staff
    • Prepared Training manuals in MS Word
    • Executed the actual training

Graduate Assistant 09/2001 - 05/2003
Academic Computing, ESU, East Stroudsburg, PA

VB 5.0 Programmer 08-11/2000
S. A. G. Systems, Kumasi, Ghana

Computer Trainer Summer 1997/98/99
MIS Department, Ghana Ports & Harbors Authority, Tema, Ghana (W/Africa)

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professional development

  • MoodleMoot, SUNY Delhi, May 2011
  • iMoot Conference 2011 (http://imoot.org)
  • WordPress 3.0: Creating & Editing Custom Themes, Lynda.com - Dec 2010
  • Dreamweaver CS5 New Features, Lynda.com - May 2010
  • CSS Positioning Best Practices, Lynda.com - Aug 2009

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conference presentations

  • MoodleMoot, SUNY Delhi, May 2011
    Co-presented with Dr. Gamin Bartle, Director, I.T.S.

    Creative Student Collaboration: Database and Glossary-Driven Courses
    We will highlight two Drew courses that make collaborative and creative use of Moodle. Both faculty members rely on Moodle features to encourage student collaboration on assignments that ultimately serve to create course content. In one, a Biology teacher uses the database feature to facilitate student creation of both group and individual web pages for “Diversity of Life: Animals, Plants and Microbes.”  In “Contemporary Feminist Theory,” the Moodle glossary is used as an interactive foundation for the course, both in the current and subsequent semesters. Our presentation shares these best practices from the perspectives of faculty and instructional technologists.

    Link to Conference Schedule | PowerPoint Presentation

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